Certified Veterinary Technician
Milwaukee, WI Posted: 5/22/2020
Downtown Veterinary Clinic is located at:
913 E.Ogden Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Summary: A Certified Veterinary Technician must be able to provide leadership and training to the medical support staff in the operation of a small animal facility in accordance with hospital policy and procedures and provide medical care to patients as allowed in the veterinary practice act. The veterinary technician is the doctor’s primary medical support person. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with clients about their pet.
While under the supervision of the practice manager and veterinarian, a Certified Veterinary Technician must be able to effectively and accurately perform the following duties that include but are not limited to:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all inclusive.
- Take part in jobs shadows or working interviews as necessary.
- Take part in training as necessary.
- Provide guidance to the support staff to assure that the shift flows well.
- Provide patient care under the supervision and direction of a DVM.
- Maintain excellent client communication.
- Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
- Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.
- Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients.
- Provide client care for scheduling appointments, taking payments and checking in clients.
- Answer the phones in a courteous and informative way.
Cleaning and Maintenance
- Assist in all daily duties for clinic care.
- Participate in any special cleaning duties.
- Perform clinic upkeep as directed.
- Perform equipment maintenance as directed.
- Delegate additional cleaning duties as necessary during slow times in the absence of a supervisor.
- Identify areas or items needing additional attention.
- To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software (AVImark).
Other Skills and Abilities
- Must have excellent communication, attention to detail and organizational abilities.
Certificates and Licenses
- A veterinary technician license is preferred.
- Ability to hear verbal instructions, client discourse and veterinary patients.
- Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds and lift over 50 pounds with the assistance of a coworker.
- Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
- Ability to be confident around pets.
- Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment that can be moderately high.
- Requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform duties while in a hospital environment.
- Employee is routinely exposed to a variety of pets that may bite or scratch, and on occasion, exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological hazards and medication/controlled substances.
- Minimal travel required, possibly for vendor visits and associate education.
Work Environment — The work environment can and will include:
- Loud noises and barking
- Fume and airborne particle exposure
- Fractious animals with the potential of both bites, scratches and potential disease exposure
- Potential zoonotic disease exposure
- Potential disease exposure to employee pets
Apply for immediate consideration!
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